for publication in the Independent Stream
ISE comments (sent as Shepherd Write-up)
Its abstract says"
"The IETF Standards Track solution for MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-
TP) Linear Protection is provided in RFC 6378, draft-ietf-mpls-psc-
updates and draft-ietf-mpls-tp-psc-itu.
This document describes the pre-standard implementation of MPLS-TP
Linear Protection that has been deployed by several network operators
using equipment from multiple vendors. At the time of publication
these pre-standard implementations were still in operation carrying
The specified mechanism supports 1+1 unidirectional/bidirectional
protection switching and 1:1 bidirectional protection switching. It
is purely supported by MPLS-TP data plane, and can work without any
As such, this is heading towards being an RFC that documents an existing
implementation; its authors want to make that clear, and proposed a
modified "Status of this Memo" to do that. Instead it will have the
usual (RFC 5741) SOTM for the Independent Stream, but I will add an
ISE note to make the authors intentions clear.
It was reviewed for me by Scott Bradner, Sue Hares and Andrew Malis.
Andrew provided a very detailed review, with lots of suggested
improvements to the draft's language. The authors will consider those,
and I will check that any changes made are indeed 'editorial,' not
Nevil Brownlee (Independent Submissions Editor)